Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday wasn't the first day

on my quest to throw all my work away and regain the weight....

I have been on this journey so many times and I get to about the point where I am now, either in time committed, jogging level, or weight lost and I throw in the towel...I never really recognize that I have wrapped up the current portion of my journey until about 10 lbs later.

It usually happens after a trip much like the one I had last weekend, or the holidays, or football season. I go 6 days without running, 4 days without counting points and just eating whatever is handy instead of thinking about what my body needs, then I think...ehh...what is one more day at this point?

Even though I was pumped about vanilla obese, I didn't get up in time to run before work, and that lead me to thinking (at the time), ehh...why bother with yogurt/fruit/cereal, I already blew it, so I got a chicken biscuit. In a tiny (and temporary) moment of clarity I did order fruit instead of hash browns. Then for lunch I had a sandwich and then managed to talk myself into baked chips as opposed to the Jalapeno flavored that were calling out to me. But dinner!?! Chicken fingers. Fries. Coleslaw. twenty two points worth. twenty two. When I had five left...there went my Weeklies. This is USUALLY the point I figure...fuck it, this week is toast.

But....yesterday I got up and ran 5K. Made meatballs out of ground turkey breast, added them to a sauce I got at Whole Foods, and added some extra green pepper, onion and mushrooms, and let the CrockPot handle it. I ate my yogurt breakfast. Salad for lunch with my sister. For dinner I had my meatball creation over wheat pasta. Tuesday goes down in the books as a good day.

What about today, you ask?

5K before work? CHECK. Yogurt breakfast? Checkity check.

My journey continues. Good for me.

15 comments:

Marmite Breath said...

I don't want to be a girly wussy or anything, but I have tears streaming down my face right now. I've been there a million times too. It's like you're falling off the edge and sometimes it's easier to just let go and fall and worry about the aftermath later. It's much more difficult to hold on with your fingernails and EAT THAT FUCKING YOGURT instead of the chocolate chip pancakes.

I think you rock, HP. Good for you, indeed. xoxoxox

DAVs said...

Checkity check check INDEED!

Good job. One day at a time!

tashintraining said...

Good on you for getting your butt in gear and taking control of the food and exercise!

Penny said...

I DO NOT NEED ANY CHIPS,FRIED CORN, FRIED PICKLES OR ANYTHING ELSE OF THAT NATURE THIS EVENING....

Ok. I can do it. You can to. We are awesome.

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That's so great you are getting back on track. So often when I was fighting my weight I'd quit over nothing.

Excellent job!!

Shelley said...

To keep on doing it day after day is the real victory. Good on ya!

Checkity check - I'm going to think about this tomorrow when I eat my yogurt breakfast, and think of you eating yours as well!

Not Your Aunt B said...

I think that together, you and your sister are awesome and will keep each other motivated. I am with marmite breath. EAT THAT FUCKING YOGURT. Not that you can't have a chicken biscuit every once and awhile, but you have worked to damn hard for too damn long not to keep going. I know you can do it because you HAVE. GO, HP, GO!

wafelenbak said...

YAY HP!
My trainer has always told me that being able to screw up and then get right back up and get on the wagon again is the biggest kind of success you can have. (you know, other than eating perfect and losing a whole bunch of weight--which is far less realistic for both of us)

SoMi's Nilsa said...

This is such a great reminder that just because you slipped yesterday doesn't mean you can't pick right back up and march forward today. I've been plateauing with my weight loss recently and I really need to internalize this message. Thank you.

creative kerfuffle said...

you are incredibly awesome for not throwing in the towel. i think a day here and there is acceptable and you got back on the health train and ride it like a bat out of hell. that's great. hooray for you. and yeah for having lunch w/ your sister. i'm so happy for you two : )

Fatinah said...

I'm deep into self-sabotage mode and I got all excited thinking I'd have company..... but then you got your mojo back. Sigh. You rock. I forgot that is why I read you!

Seriously - awesome work!!

kilax said...

Good for you! I always have a hard time with getting back on track. It's all those small baby steps that add up ;)

Jenn said...

"I already blew it" - the worst words we can say!!!
I hear ya, but I'm so glad you're back on track today. Keep it up! The only way we fail is when we quit.

F. McButter Pants said...

So good for you!

Checkity check...love that...gonna use it!

chezjulie said...

Awww, I love this post. We might never get to the point where we're little angels who never blow off a workout or eat a chicken biscuit. But when we do get off track, it becomes easier to get back to the "healthy healthy healthy," because now that's what is familiar to us. Way to recover!

 
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